REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. DECLASSIFIED Authority State Letter Woh2 Ey ML, NARA 02:09 24981 Teory real hut DEPARTMENT OF STATE HE DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS MERICAN.
DEPARTMENT OF io September 11, 1943 Costa Rica mjomblo ber, 2, 11943 is Mr. Cabot Mr. Bons. vents: Political Costa Rican Political Developments the Vanguardian of President o dio Labor Legislation, Herewith a further despatch from San it.
It José on recent political developments.
appears that President Calderon Guardia has taken to the stump at Port Limon, Alajuela and Puntarenas. His speeches have been directed particularly to labor groups and large crowds have been assembled for the occasion, free transportation being furnished.
The Embassy suggests that the President is ER IN POLITICAL BERS undoubtedly thinking in terms of continuation art. WUGGAN MO in office with the sole support of labor, SEP 61943 and that he hopes to visit the United States to press for support in Washington. He thinks he may elicit praise from President Roosevelt and Vice President Wallace for his social nt politice fuation policies.
tically the only deJlate of the Diario On September 10 the electoral boards ks on the highway are to be appointed. One member of each telegram No. 596 y the President to party is appointed to these boards which ches of the Presidetermine whether a person is eligible to onstrating to his vote. Representation on these boards will he laboring classes have a member of the Vanguardia Popular ticular his labor Party and the Administration Party which Informed individuals, will enable those two parties working toprestige among the gether to out vote the Democratic Party of on the possible reLeon Cortes.
been deeply hurt by without popular RAJD Tomlinson:HJF arvuruunts anxious desire that some third term candidate be put forward or that the elections be put off until after the war appear to be linked very closely with his outspoken determination to prevent León Cortés from being the next President. Friends close to the President have reported to the Embassy that the chief object behind the manoeuvering of President Calderón Guardia is to make certain that either he himself will be the next occupant of the Presidency, or that his successor will be someone he can control (such as the Ambassador in Washington. 818. 00 18120 Office of the Shief Clerk PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION SEP 27 19:43 With this in mind he has begun his political campaign with his speeches in Limon and Alajuela on Augusti 22 and 29. third speech is scheduled for Puntarenas this coming Sunday, September Bolstered by the effect of hearing large groups of laborers cheerAng him and his la bor and social legislation, he then hopes to go Department of State PS MEL DIVISION OF doctors DEPARTMONTESTAT